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Facebook to be a “hostile environment” for terrorists

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a "hostile environment" for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London.

Major increase of Islamic terror attacks in Europe

The deadly vehicle and knife attack on London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market is the latest attack in Europe in recent years.

Massive bomb attack in diplomatic area of Kabul

A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350.

EU extends sanctions against Assad regime

The decision is in line with the EU strategy on Syria, which states that the EU will maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters as long as the repression of civilians continues.

More EU peacebuilding efforts in Syria

Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role.
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Czech who attempted to join IS gets increased sentence

The regional court in the western city of Plzen sentenced Jan Silovsky to three years and three months in prison in February and ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment.
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New Syria ceasefire deal doomed to fail

The agreement is the latest attempt to reduce violence in the Arab country.
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Europol targets extremist propaganda

The European Union's law enforcement agency says it has coordinated a two-day meeting that identified more than 2,000 examples of online propaganda for extremist groups including a network apparently set up by extremists to spread their message and raise funds.

Decimated ISIS continues to kill indiscriminately

At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed more than 60.

NATO is training Iraqi soldiers to fight ISIS

Since last month, NATO advisers in Iraq have been overseeing courses on civil-military cooperation and overhauls of security institutions.

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